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Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna Supports

To: Kshaddrick <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna Supports
From: "Richard (Rick) Karlquist" <>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 20:08:29 -0700
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On 6/17/2011 1:43 PM, Kshaddrick wrote:
> One of my summer antenna projects is to put up two 40m dipoles in an inverted 
> V arrangement perpendicular to each other. I'd like the apex of the V to be a 
> half wave length above the ground, so a little over 68 feet. What can be used 
> for a support for something like this? Can the 4 foot aluminum/fiberglass 
> mast sections available on eBay be used at that height (guyed of course)? 
> That would be about 17 or 18 of those sections, not sure how stable that 
> would be. Other suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Kelley

3 inch aluminum irrigation pipe has worked well for me.
I use an additional 30 foot piece as a "falling derrick"
to erect the main mast.  Details on my site

Rick N6RK

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